Correct color, some depth, some turn. Ripe fruit of plum/ cherry style, plus sandalwood on nose; fairly subtly. Mouthful of fruit, with firm all the parts are there, but so far not coming together in a harmonious whole. Has the richness, power, and up-frontness of the vintage but lacks a bit of grace. Drink 2014–22+.
Deep garnet to orange rim. Restrained and refined black-and-red- fruit nose, with hints of spices and orange peel; very elegant, medium to full body, with a great mid-palate, sweet red fruit, lively acidity and minerality, and a long, firm, clean finish. A very refined red wine.
Tim Atkin MW
Mid-garnet/ruby. Appealing, savory, complex nose; still young, with sweet oak. Palate fresh and red-fruited. More rosso than brunello in terms of concentration and weight, perhaps, but attractive, modern, and well made, with spicy, savory freshness and good length and acidity. 3+ years.